Another Orbison brother ties the knot! Over the summer, Roy Orbison Jr. married Asa Hallgren in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. The intimate nuptials took place on the steps of a cabin owned by Johnny Cash. The groom's father, Roy Orbison, happened to be best friends with Johnny Cash, so naturally, their sons are best friends too. When Orbison Jr. asked John Carter Cash to officiate the ceremony, he couldn't help but agree.
“We asked [Carter Cash] to officiate because I love him so much,” Orbison told People. “I’ve known him since birth.” So, Carter Cash got ordained during an intimate "spiritual"ceremony with only a handful of close family members and friends present, including Orbison's brothers, Wesley and Alex, and his son, 18-month old Roy III, who was “right in the center of things.” The couple is currently expecting their second child, who they'll name Bo in honor of Hallgren's father and Orbison's mother, Barbara Orbison.
As far as wedding details go, the bride wore a vintage 1940s gown made of silk and lace, which happened to be a gift from her brother-in-law and his wife, Ericka, who married earlier this year. She finished off her bridal look with Tory Burch sandals, and her gold Tiffany wedding band featured six yellow diamonds. The inspiration behind the ring? Orbison describes Hallgren as his "ray of sunshine," making the band a perfect fit.
Looking back, the bride needed a little more convincing before walking down the aisle, as the musician revealed he had to propose to Hallgren over five times before the were married! "She made me work for it!" he gushed to the entertainment source. But, with five proposals comes five weddings, and they plan to have each on the anniversary of the day they met, June 11. So, with that said, wedding two will be held at their Nashville home next year, and planner Sara Fried revealed the ceremony will have a “ very European, Great Gatsby ambiance and lots of food celebrating Roy’s American roots and Asa’s Swedish heritage.”